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Tech workers in the UK are finding their voice… but will they unionise?

My article for the new Techworker site looks at the growing appetite for collective voice amongst the UK’s now-majority digitally native workforce, and explores whether that will translate into a resurgence of trade unionism and a rebalancing of power in workplaces. https://techworker.com/2021/03/01/tech-workers-in-the-uk-are-finding-their-voice-but-will-they-unionize/… CONTINUE READING

Media  Podcasts

NEW PODCAST: New Union Organising Models

In the latest Unions21 podcast, Becky Wright and me talk with John Forth and Mathias Askholm about union organising models – specifically why #unions are in the grip of a  #costdisease, what that means, how it can be detected and what can be done about it. This coincides with the publication of our new paper, downloadable from the… CONTINUE READING

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Brexit, Mediation and Negotiation

What can Brexit tell us about the respective merits of mediation and negotiation?  That’s what BBC Radio Scotland’s Stephen Jardine invited me and TCM’s David Liddle onto his show to discuss. I don’t think it will surprise anyone that from the perspective of either negotiation or mediation, the situation screams out “Don’t Do It this Way”.  A slow-motion car… CONTINUE READING

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New Podcast: Can The Industrial Strategy Deliver?

Becky and I welcomed Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the last episode of the current Unions21 podcast series.  Andy spoke with us in his capacity as the chair of the Industrial Strategy Council– charged with holding the government to account over its delivery (or not) of the strategy’s objectives. We made clear… CONTINUE READING